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Through the Garden Window: Season of Harvest

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The first in a planned series, Through the Garden Window: Harvest Season gives you a glimpse of growing your own food and what to do with it when you do. Written by Paula Baysinger Morhardt and illustrated by Peggy McDowell, this book contains twelve essays on gardening, harvesting, and cooking for a year, from planning in the winter to putting the garden back to bed in the fall. Through the Garden Window: Harvest Season is complete with authentic recipes from the author’s grandmothers’ and great-grandmother’s recipe boxes.

Cost: $16

Signed: Yes


The first print occurs in the week of December 21st. Therefore, the first orders will arrive at their destinations the week of January 4th taking into consideration the holidays at the end of December.

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About the Artist

Paula Morhardt was born on April 1and has been writing since a young child. She has had small poems published in various small magazines in the past. That all changed in 2017. On the morning of November 14, Paula found her husband of 42 years dead in his chair. He had died in his sleep, and Paula suddenly found herself a widow- and living on her own for the first time in her life. Her best friend, her mother, passed away the day after her husband. Paula wrote in the blog she started the day after her mother passed- “I have lost my two best friends. I cannot call mom and cry about losing my husband, and neither can I feel his arms around me and his voice rumble in his chest while I cry about mom.” She started a blog, Widow’s Walk, and wrote each day on her journey to find herself in this new land. In 2019, she self published with Amazon, and Widow’s Walk: How My World Ended And What Happened After was released to the world, and her moment of greatest despair became her moment of saving grace. She has since had three poetry books published. Paula spends each day learning how to live not only as a widow, but as a single person, something she had never done before. She lives alone with her two calico cats and gardens, both vegetables and flowers, and also has quite a fruit orchard as well. She spends as much time as possible with her 5 grandchildren, and her beloved rescue cats. In her spare time, she quilts, sews, and works on her scroll saw.